Episodes

Fri. 05/06 – Give Us The Passwordless Future Already

May 6, 2022

With Apple, Google and Microsoft all signed up to offer FIDO Alliance technology, are we about to hear about some big passwordless tech at all the developers conferences this summer? China wants the whole country to turn in …

Thu. 05/05 – Elon To Be Twitter CEO?

May 5, 2022

Elon gets some friends to join his Twitter deal. And does he expect to be Twitter CEO soon? A Google acquisition shows their metaverse aspirations. Sonos to launch a voice assistant. A hiring slowdown at Meta. How can there …

Wed. 05/04 – Uber Back To Pre-Covid Levels

May 4, 2022

Uber is seeing rider usage return to pre-Covid levels. New, better flash storage. Twitter tests the ability to only tweet to certain circles. An interesting laptop and an interesting raise. And Spotify wants you to hang out,…

05/03 – No More Podcasting On Facebook

May 3, 2022

What do you know? Facebook got bored of something and left the market in a bit of a mess. The SEC seems to be staffing up to get serious about crypto. Apple accuses a rival of stealing trade secrets. And it seems like Meta w…

Mon. 05/02 – EU Says Apple’s NFC Chips Don’t Play Well With Others

May 2, 2022

The expected EU hammer is coming down on Apple. Yuga Labs’ latest project didn’t bring down Ethereum, but made it hella expensive. Bots DID bring down Solana. Again. A new book looks at why Jony Ive left Apple. And what the …

(TWTR SPC) How The Web Evolved - The Reunion Of The Social Web TV Crew (Fixed)

May 1, 2022

How was the web won and lost? If you had to do Web2.0 over again, what would you do differently? What is the future of Twitter under Elon Musk. All this and more from a huge crew of web 2.0 OGs. Check them out from 15 years …

(TWTR SPC) How The Web Evolved - The Reunion Of The Social Web TV Crew

April 30, 2022

How was the web won and lost? If you had to do Web2.0 over again, what would you do differently? What is the future of Twitter under Elon Musk. All this and more from a huge crew of web 2.0 OGs. Check them out from 15 years …

Fri. 04/29 – Snap’s Pixy Drone Is A Flying Camera

April 29, 2022

Snap’s Pixy, is a new sort of done/camera hybrid. We wrap up tech earnings week with Apple and Amazon. I continue to wonder if the one click checkout space is all it’s cracked up to be. And of course, the Weekend Longreads S…

Thu. 04/28 – Twitter’s Last Ever Earnings Report?

April 28, 2022

Twitter reports earnings, for maybe the last time, publicly. Meta’s earnings weren’t THAT bad but that’s mostly because the set the table for it. Apple faces antitrust charges in the EU as soon as next week. Another country …

Wed. 04/27 – Earnings Quick Hits

April 27, 2022

Quick summation of Alphabet and Microsoft earnings. DJI is trying to prevent its drones from being used in the Ukraine war. Google has released tools to make it easier to spin up your own YouTube. Apple wants you to repair y…

Tue. 04/26 – Twitter, Now Under New Management

April 26, 2022

You did it, you crazy son of a bitch, you did it. You know what that’s referring to, of course. Fidelity lets you allocate some of your 401(k) to bitcoin. More Bored Apes got swiped. And with the F-150 Lightning actually shi…

Mon. 04/25 – Wherein I Race Elon On Breaking News

April 25, 2022

By the time you hear these words, Elon Musk might already own Twitter. A big Java vulnerability. All of Mark Gurman’s expectations for the iPhone 14. Where and by how much, tech worker salaries are rising. And why the strugg…

(Portfolio Profile) OpenAxis

April 24, 2022

Founder Alex Damianou tells us about OpenAxis, which tells stories with data. If a picture tells a thousand words, how many does a chart tell? Easily and beautifully visualize data with an accessible point-and-click, no-code…

(TWTR SPC) - WTF Netflix? W/ @loudmouthjulia

April 23, 2022

The great Julia Alexander (@loudmouthjulia) joins us to talk about Netflix's big earnings bomb, CNN+ biting the big one, and the state of the streaming wars.

Fri. 04/22 – The Demise Of CNN+ Makes Quibi Look Good

April 22, 2022

CNN+ only made it, what, 1/8th of a Quibi? There’s blood on the streaming wars dance floor. a16z’s new crypto research lab makes me feel like I have to start covering them like a startup or a conglomerate. More bad news for …

Thu. 04/21 – Ok. Funding Actually Secured?

April 21, 2022

Ok. Funding actually secured, Elon? For real this time? A look at Tesla’s good earnings and monster margins. Unions are coming for big tech, it seems. A reckoning is coming for the lightning cable, it seems. And advertising …

Wed. 04/20 – Netflix Earnings Bomb; Ads To The Rescue?

April 20, 2022

Netflix shares crater after earnings, and the company might be turning to ad-supported streaming to eke out some growth. Coinbase’s NFT marketplace is live. Why crypto stocks are uncoupled from the underlying crypto market. …

Tue. 04/19 – Scraping The Web’s Still Legal

April 19, 2022

Courts have reaffirmed the right to scrape the public facing web. We have some hints about how the Twitter edit button might work. Updates on the whole Twitter/Elon situation. Microsoft wants to bring in-game ads to Xbox. An…

(TWTR SPC) How To Navigate Tech As An Employee W/ @GergelyOrosz

April 16, 2022

Gergely Orosz of Pragmatic Engineer helps us figure out the strategy and expectations of joining a high profile startup, vs. the expectations and reality of joining a FAANG company. Also: the perils and promise and best prac…

Fri. 04/15 – Twitter To (Poison) Pill Elon?

April 15, 2022

Twitter’s board is contemplating a poison pill to ward off Elon Musk. The US said North Korean hackers were behind that big Axie Infinity theft. Mark Gurman lists the Macs that are in line to get the M2 chips. And, of course…

Thu. 04/14 – Elon Hostile Takeover Of Twitter (Funding Secured?)

April 14, 2022

Well, he went and did it. Elon Musk told Twitter’s board he wants to buy the whole company. The bids for a Jack Dorsey NFT are anemic. A warning from the US government about industrial cyber-attacks. Meta’s entire metaverse …

Wed. 04/13 – Microsoft and ESET Help Ukraine Keep The Lights On

April 13, 2022

ESET and Microsoft helped Ukraine stop an attack on a power plant. Might CNN+ become a high profile casualty of the streaming wars? Elon Musk is facing a Twitter shareholder lawsuit. People aren’t happy that Meta’s metaverse…

Tue. 04/12 – Meta Will Pay You To Get Creative In VR

April 12, 2022

Meta rolls out a test to sell virtual items in Horizon Worlds. Ethereum takes a major step toward its proof-of-stake upgrade. Would you watch a Bored Ape movie? Apple has delayed a major feature for the Watch. Etsy sellers a…

Mon. 04/11 – Elon DECLINES A Twitter Board Seat

April 11, 2022

By declining a seat on Twitter’s board, does that mean Elon has chosen violence? Plenty of signs of a mixed reality headset in the code of the next version of iOS. Meta tried and failed to design its own chip. China has deci…